By Tom Noda
Seeking to empower small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to achieve enterprise-level business performance, virtual office operator vOffice launched on Tuesday, Sept. 17, its first facility in the Philippines.
The latest vOffice center of the Australian-based firm is located at The Fort Legend Tower in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig and is now the company’s 22nd location in the world.
Albert Goh, founder and chief executive officer of vOffice, said vOffice is a proven concept, having served over 18,000 clients in different centers around the world.
Goh said vOffice offers an effective yet affordable virtual office solution for SMEs and young professionals, allowing them to harness the power of modern IT infrastructure.
“[vOffice] is an effective solution for small and medium businesses who want to start a business inexpensively. This even allows you to kick-start your business in any country of your preference without having a physical office,” Goh said.
The executive said vOffice has invested over $1,000,000 in its IT infrastructure designed to support SMEs and freelance professionals via a robust and resilient telephony network, among others.
He added the vOffice is especially beneficial in the Philippines where about 99 percent of businesses are SMEs and startups.
Among vOffice’s line of business services are company incorporation, bookkeeping, accounting, audit, taxation, designing, printing, tele-marketing, tele-conference, among others.
Some of the key features that vOffice offers under its silver, gold, and platinum plans are calls handling, fax services, and use of the vOffice Center that can also serve as the official business address of members.
“The vOffice is not only perfect for SMEs but also to one-man band business people and professionals like lawyers, accountants, architects and many more,” Goh said.
He said the 22 locations of vOffice are linked together in cyberspace and the office staff of each location can even serve each other’s clients depending on the virtual office and business services a member wants to avail.
He also announced the company plans to open other vOffice locations in the country in 2014, setting its sights in the business centers of Makati and Ortigas in Luzon, Cebu City in the Visayas, and Davao City in Mindanao.
The company also recently worked with Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano to give away P5 million worth of virtual office services.
Other vOffice locations are in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand Vietnam, Turkey, and United Kingdom.